Barbara Wilson PhD lives on the south coast of England. Following an earlier career with the former Lord Chancellor’s Department, she became a family mediator in 1990, qualifying also as a social worker in 1991. After practising in both fields until 1999, she is now a full-time ADR professional.
Since 2012 she has worked as a mediator and PPC with Phillips Solicitors, a Legal 500 firm based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. She has been involved with various advisory groups, including for the Ministry of Justice; has provided at-court mediation at the Central Family Court, London; and served as a competence assessor for the FMC. She was co-opted to take part in the FMC’s professional standards review in 2014. Barbara is a Visiting Scholar at the Law School, University of Strathclyde, where she teaches on the Mediation Elective of the LLM/MSc programme in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She is also an External Examiner for the National University of Ireland Galway. Her research interests include virtue ethics, mediator expertise and the practical application of theory. She has been published in the UK, Australia, the Caribbean, Denmark and the USA.